Engineering Project/Program Mgt. Individual Contributor
San Jose
hace 6 días

Since 1992, Ciena has been driven by a relentless pursuit of network innovation. We believe in a network that grows smarter, more agile, and more responsive every day.

This means that when you digitally interact in your world - picking up the phone, streaming video, texting a friend or loved one your interactions are being enabled by Ciena technologies.

Ciena makes your social / entertainment / business existence REAL.

No candidate will meet every single desired qualification. If your experience looks a little different from what we’ve identified below and you think you can bring value to the role, we’d love to learn more about you!

The Opportunity / What we’re looking for :

We believe in the power of people. We are a network strategy and technology company that is motivated by making a difference in people’s lives their productivity, their creativity, their health, and comfort.

That is why our engineers design and implement technologies that allow people to do great things.

The Engineering Project / Program Management Professional supports the Ciena Routing and Switch Product team (RSP) in releasing products to market.

The Role :

The role is responsible for working in collaboration with RSP Engineers, Management, and adjacent teams, worldwide, to enable optimized use of internal infrastructure assets, long and short term, and to increase Engineering productivity worldwide.

The role is part of an R&D organization that designs, releases, and sustains Routing and Switching products for deployment in large Carriers and Internet Service Providers.

This role includes responsibility for planning and managing company resources to execute development project or project components from design phase through implementation.

Identifies and communicates project scope and ensures program milestones and objectives are met. Ensures effective communication between technical and non-technical functions.

Coordinates project schedules, monitors budget and assigns tasks. Keeps management informed of key issues and changes which may impact expected business results.


  • Long term strategic and tactical planning for infrastructure "asset" use across RSP (assets test equipment, non rev’s / protos / tool maintenance / etc.)
  • Capital / AOL / Expense - External purchase management coordination for RSP
  • Collaborating directly with vendors on procurement of external purchases and internally for appropriate process (from planning through delivery)
  • Inventory Management Coordination / Optimization - across RSP
  • Forecasting of purchase planning & delivery of equipment and associated services
  • Direct interaction with Senior RSP Management Team - extremely important

  • Self-starter with positive can do attitude.
  • Team player, organized, and capable of independent work.
  • Multitasking : able to manage many projects simultaneously, and appropriately determine priorities.
  • Attention to detail is needed to be successful in this role.
  • Ability to learn and grasp technical concepts related to products being developed.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while finding the right balance between how fast things get done versus scrutiny and accuracy of the outputs

  • Experience with Excel is a must
  • Experience with CBT (Ciena Budgeting Tool) is desired
  • Experience with GEMS / CATS inventory system is desired
  • Experience with CPODS (Ciena internal non rev purchasing tool) is desired
  • Experience with Automation test equipment and internal product knowledge is desired
  • Experience interacting with Engineers, Accountants, and Finance is desired
  • Experience with Power BI tool is desired
  • Being You Ciena

    As part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion, we want to foster an environment that values and respects all individual’s strengths, perspectives, ideas, and ability to meet the needs of our customers globally.

    Ciena values the diversity of its workforce and respects its employees as individuals, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status or any other category protected by applicable law.

    We do not tolerate any form of discrimination.Ciena is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

    If contacted in relation to a job opportunity, you should advise Ciena in a timely fashion of the specific accommodation measures required for you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.

    We do not charge any fee for employment and the same applies to the Recruitment Partners we work with. Additionally, we do not ask for any refundable security deposit to be paid in bank accounts for employment purposes.

    We request candidates to be cautious of misleading communications and not pay any fee / deposit to individuals / agencies / employment portals on the pretext of attending Ciena’s interview process or seeking employment with us.

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